is there a balanced heavy 7 string set?

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    is there a balanced heavy 7 string set?

    I can't seem to find a decent set of strings for my 7. all these 56's on the low end! WTF?! There's a couple with a 60, but i think i want a 62 or 64. I'm a pretty heavy picker, and i tune down a bit... usually a 1/2 step and a drop on the B-string because i dSjuck :P

    what are you guys running and from where? I checked the usual suspects and basically i don't want to buy any of these.

    is custom the way to go?
    just passing through....

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    I went custom on my strat and my Rhoads. I'm a heavy picker too but I was just tired of using D'addario's poorly balanced sets. I set the gauges up to get progressively more tension so I could bend on the treble strings and really hammer on the bass strings. I'm really happy with it so far, the only downside was it cost a lot more than buying full sets.
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    I use this cause I'm tired of making custom sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ola Englund View Post
    I use this cause I'm tired of making custom sets.

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    I just use elixer 10-52 sets with a single 68 for the low B
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    I've been using the standard 10-52 hybrid set plus a 64 for years. Costs more to get hold of them as its an extra string, but it's the only way to get what I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blankplank View Post
    Man, I thought you had taste
    blah I just play whatever strings I find around me. Seriously not getting the string-war. To me most of the strings sound the same anyway, as long as you don't buy the absolute cheapest stuff.

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